Easter blessings, Passover greetings, Happy Spring!
About this time each year, I remember an Easter project I’ve always wanted to try. The trouble is, I think of it at the last minute. It actually takes several weeks of advanced preparation.
What I had in mind was an Easter basket filled with live grass, and a display of bunnies and chicks, colored eggs and candies, all nestled amidst the fresh green sprouts…
a springtime vignette, like you’d find inside the panoramic sugar eggs we had as kids. Cute, huh?
Convincing my husband to help with projects like these is the tricky part. His willingness to humor my flights of fancy goes only so far, and generally does not include arranging porcelain figures into whimsical tableaux. Fortunately, an Internet search for “Living Easter Basket” provided simple instructions for getting him started.
I’ve paired it with a basket quilt, made from blocks I won at a guild raffle back in 1987. The pattern is from Fons and Porter’s book, Classic Basket Patterns, 1984 (out of print).
In any quilt block exchange, there are a few blocks that end up larger or smaller than the others. I made them into a pillow…
and label for the back of the quilt.